In today’s US Senate’s Judiciary Committee chaired by Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Palmetto State’s senior senator may not so subtly dropped an F-bomb while most of the television networks were carrying the hearings live. Continue reading “Sen. Lindsey Graham Drops ‘F-Bomb’ on National TV”
“potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” – Text message from Lisa Page to Peter Strzok, Sept 2, 2016.
Possibly every conservative news junkie in the nation is already aware of long-since fired Deputy Director of the FBI Andrew McCabe seeking complete and total immunity if he spills his guts to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
First of all, I’ll make clear that there will be a concerted effort on my part to mostly use left-leaning news sources only. That way I can’t be accused of parroting conservative news portals.
With that qualifier out of the way, CNN is reporting as of June 5, 2018;
Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe has requested the Senate Judiciary Committee provide him with immunity from prosecution in exchange for testifying at an upcoming congressional hearing focused on how senior officials at the FBI and Justice Department handled the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, according to a letter obtained by CNN.
“Under the terms of such a grant of use immunity, no testimony or other information provided by Mr. McCabe could be used against him in a criminal case,” wrote Michael Bromwich, a lawyer for McCabe, to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, who has requested McCabe testify next week.
I’ll readily admit that sometimes the Hillary Clinton email scandal has more twists and turns than a 10 gallon pot of spaghetti, so I’ll try my level best to stay out of the weeds.
Just keep two things in mind;
- CNN is openly and clearly reporting that McCabe is that figurative drowning man not afraid to clutch at swords.
- As NBC News reported back in February of this year, two very prominent persons involved in the same Clinton email cover-up implicated none other than Barack Obama in the same scandal.
Specifically, NBC noted that the Chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson, (R-Wis.), “focuses on the FBI’s Investigation into the scandal and includes 384 pages of texts between Peter Strzok, one of the top FBI agents who was assigned to the Mueller investigation, and Lisa Page, an FBI lawyer.”
But for those who may have forgotten what Sen. Johnson’s investigation uncovered;
Johnson suggests in the report that one particular set of texts between Strzok and Page — who were romantically involved — revealed that the two had been tasked with preparing talking points for then-FBI Director James Comey because Obama apparently wanted to be kept abreast of the case.
In a Sept. 2, 2016, text exchange, Page writes that she was preparing the talking points because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Potus is an acronym for president of the United States.
“POTUS wants to know everything we’re doing”
— Steph (@steph93065) February 7, 2018
At least California Congressman Devin Nunes is actually trying to make the system work.
But if history has taught us anything, a Contempt of Congress charge levied against you (especially if you’re a Hillary-supporter backer) is about as threatening as a Cockapoo happily greeting you at the front door.
And yes, I’m referring to the completely useless 2012 Contempt of Congress resolution that went after ex-Attorney General Eric Holder regarding his “stonewalling” the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform as they investigated the Obama Administration’s failed Operation Fast and Furious.
Perhaps proving that everything old is new again, the Daily Caller is reporting that Rep. Nunes, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has instructed Committee staff to begin drawing up a Contempt of Congress resolution against Department of Justice Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray.
Nunes set a Monday deadline for the DOJ and FBI to comply with the committee’s list of demands, which includes requests for interviews with Rosenstein, Wray, and deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe as well as documents related to the anti-Trump dossier written by former British spy Christopher Steele.
Committee Republicans have tried in vain for months to force the DOJ and FBI to provide details of the Russia investigation, including how much it relied on the uncorroborated dossier to form the basis of its probe.
But the final straw for Nunes appears to be the bombshell revelation that FBI counterintelligence official Peter Strzok was kicked off of Mueller’s team over the summer after it was discovered that he exchanged anti-Trump text messages with his mistress, an FBI lawyer named Lisa Page who also worked on Mueller’s team.
Page, the lawyer who exchanged the texts with Strzok, worked under McCabe at the FBI.
Committee Republicans have issued subpoenas to Wray and Rosenstein — first on Aug. 24 — in an attempt to force the two to provide information about how the FBI and DOJ handled the Steele dossier, which was commissioned by opposition research firm Fusion GPS and funded by the Clinton campaign and DNC.
In case you’re wondering whatever happened to Holder and his contempt charge, that died a whimpering death.
After a 19-month review, Holder was cleared by… wait for it, Holder’s own Department of Justice’s office of the Inspector General.